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Sinn Féin condemn attack on IRA memorial in Craigavon

Paint was thrown at a republican monument in Lurgan

SINN Féin MLA John O'Dowd has condemned an attack on a monument in Craigavon dedicated to three IRA men.

The stone memorial commemorates Gervaise McKerr, Eugene Toman and Sean Burns who were shot dead by the RUC in Lurgan in November 1982.

Paint was thrown over the monument in the early hours of yesterday.

Mr O'Dowd said: "The families of these three men have already suffered immense hurt and loss.

"I wholeheartedly condemn this cowardly attack which serves absolutely no purpose other than to add to the grief of the families.

"We have reported this as a hate crime to the PSNI."

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